Webinar: What’s new on the Microsoft Azure Data Platform

On Thursday 20th of November I will be delivering a webinar on the new capabilities in the Microsoft Azure Data Platform.  With the recent addition of three new services - Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory and Azure Event Hubs - Microsoft is making progress in building the best cloud platform... Continue reading
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Microsoft Big Data– looking into the HDInsight Emulator

As outlined in a previous post Introducing Windows Azure HDInsight, HDInsight is a pay-as-you go solution for Hadoop-based big data processing running on Windows Azure. But you don’t even have to use Azure to develop and test your code. Microsoft has an HDInsight Emulator that runs locally on your... Continue reading
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Microsoft Big Data – Introducing Windows Azure HDInsight

Somebody once said - if you''re going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously. This is the first in a series of blog posts about Big Data from a Microsoft perspective. I have always used my blog as a notebook as it helped... Continue reading
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Build BizTalk Solutions with Visual Studio Online

The Visual Studio Online Hosted Build Controller is perfect when you are building “standard” .NET solutions. A list of the installed components on the Hosted Build Controller can be found here. It is clear that it is not possible to build BizTalk Solutions. In order to use Visual Studio Online... Continue reading
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The end of SharePoint autohosted apps

Up until a couple of weeks ago you basically had 3 options to develop a SharePoint app as shown in the figure below – one of the options – Autohosted apps was however available in preview mode and therefore not recommended for production use. Mid May Microsoft pulled the plug out of this one –... Continue reading
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Manage Azure VM’s with PowerShell

Microsoft Azure comes with its own set of PowerShell cmdlets to manage your Azure subscription. In this post I’ll show you how to install Azure PowerShell and how to use it to do basic but very usefull administering of you Virtual Machines in Azure. Step 1 – Install Azure PowerShell The main requirement... Continue reading
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Azure Service Bus relay and IIS 8: Warming up WCF Services

A common scenario of using Azure Service Bus relay is when you what to expose an on-premise WCF service to a cloud application or business partner without changing your existing firewall configuration. The main challenge with this setup is related to IIS aplication activation. MSDN explains why: By default,... Continue reading
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Windows Azure : Copy VHD between subscriptions

Last week I was playing around with LifeCycle Services and tested out the ‘Cloud hosted environments’ feature. This is an awesome feature that will save many of you some hours in prepping demo virtual machines. (For now, it is only able to deploy a template environment suited for demo purposes,... Continue reading
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SharePoint 2013 App Developer videos

There is lot of hours of video material available  around building apps for SharePoint – check out SharePoint 2013 Developer training videos for all modules.  To get you started you should  with SharePoint 2013 app development, you should definitely take a look at the following modules... Continue reading
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Windows Phone 7 link collection June 2011

Leveraging your Android development expertise to build Windows Phone applications Connecting to an SSL WCF service with Windows Phone 7 Emulator Sketchflow for Windows Phone 7 Windows Phone developer certification exam on the way HTML 5 Host Application Framework for WP7 Mango ... Continue reading
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